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There were so many things going on this month and one of them was my first wedding anniversary. I received some congratulatory wishes on my mobile that day from some relatives but the contents took me off guard. As usual, they wished us a happy long marriage which was followed by the magic question of whether I am with a child already or not – which did not bother me at all (because I have learned to shake it off). It is those appalling notes that after the sweet wishes ended with a tone like “If only you would listen and decided to get married a long time ago, you would be with kids by now” or ” I wish you had married younger, then you would not have to be worried so much now about having babies.” Some texts huh?!

In my defense, I never regretted my decision of marrying late at 35 years old. It was something that I didn’t plan to, however I just refused to settle for the next best thing. Moreover, the sole purpose of tying the knot for me was not about bearing babies but more about finding my true life companion. Did I enjoy my single life? Oh God knows I did. I dated a number of guys from different walks of life, but it never felt right to me. I would be considered normal in New York and Washington DC as the average marrying age there is 40 years old.

On 15th of February 2014, my hubs and I vowed to join our lives together until death do us part. We chose to do it here in Australia because we really liked the idea of an intimate wedding, attended only by close family members and friends. The only downside was the fact that a group of my very dear friends could not be present at our wedding.Β We opted for a simple, sort of fuss-free, sacred celebration asΒ we both believed that the holy matrimony and abundance of heavenly blessing were the most crucial aspects of our special day. Certainly, the happiness of sharing it with others completed our joy.

My husband and I are two polar opposites. He is quiet, calm and collected, while I am bubbly, a social butterfly, and corky at times. Hence, I was utterly astonished when he sang a song for me during his wedding speech. I don’t think I’ll ever forget how magical that moment was. Ever.

His song

I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn’t see how every sign pointed straight to you

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you
(Yes He did)

I think about the years I spent just passing through
I’d like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You’ve been there you understand
It’s all part of a grander plan that is coming true

Now I’m just rolling home
Into my lover’s arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

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69 thoughts on “First Anniversary

  1. Mba Mikan, mau lihat foto mukanya pasti cantiiik. Itu bajunya juga keliatan cantik :* selamat melalui 1 tahun yang indah ya Mba. Xoxo… Oh ya, sampe kapanpun juga ga mungkin pada bosen Mba nanyain kapan punya anak, hahahaa. Masukin aja kata-kata yg nyakitin ke tong sampah! Never ending question, kapan kawin? Kapan anak? Kapan anak dua? Kapan anak lima? Kapan anak sekolah kuliah punya pacar kawin? Kapan ada cucu? Kapan mati aja yg jarang ditanya orang sini mah. Hahahaha

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  2. Happy wedding anniversary mba Mikan.
    Semoga langgeng dan berbahagia selalu.
    Mau komen minta dipost fotonya dari depan, tp udah banyak ya yg komen gitu, so aku nunggu aja postingan Mba Mikan yg selanjutnya. Ditunggu jg foto cantiknya. πŸ™‚

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  3. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! Semoga selalu bahagia dan langgeng sampai kapan pun. God bless you!
    Semua orang sudah kepo soal foto dari depan jadi saya menunggu saja (padahal saya juga ikutan penasaran :hihi).
    You look very beautiful in that dress, Miss!

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  4. happy 1st wedding anniversary mbak Mikan!!
    senang ya mbak pesta nikahannya beneran sedikit undangannya *impian banget deh itu*
    ga sabar menanti postingan berikutnya πŸ˜€

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    • Terima kasih banyak Ira. Iya bersyukur banget bisa kejadian spt yg diinginkan haha, kami bisa berbagi kebahagiaan dengan 100 orang terdekat dan lunch ke tea time jadi kongkow beneran judulnya ngobrol2 😊

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  5. Kamu cantik cantik (walaupun).dari belakang :). So sweet mbak menikah bukan cuma karena pengen punya anak, tapi karena pengen punya temen hidup yang bisa menjadi sahabat dalam urusan apapun. Happu anniversary mbak mikan, semoga makin sweet, dan cepet punya dedek bayi juga sih πŸ˜›

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  6. Congratulations! I hope you two will stay together in many many years. I’ve somewhat become a little jaded in marriage altogether, but it’s always nice to see a couple that still “has it”.

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    • Thank you Va. So you’re back from your trip. It does take effort which is why I didn’t wanna settle for the next best thing, and it’s the only the first year 😁 but I am giving it my best ☺️

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  7. happy first wedding anniversary mb mikan, semoga langgeng terus saling sayang sampai maut memisahkan πŸ™‚
    bajunya bagus deh walaupun hanya dilihat dri belakang, btw kita anniversarynya hampir deketan mb, aku 1st wedding anniversary 25 januari kmren πŸ˜‰

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  8. Mba Mikan. Happy 1st anniversary.
    Moga langgeng terus Mba sampai aki nini.
    Your wedding vows is…. Gak tahu istilah yang tepat dalam bahasa Inggrisnya Mba. Yang pasti membuat merinto again *jgn di grammar nazi ya Mba*

    Tuh. Banyak yang minta foto tampak depan. Kipas2mu menunggu Mba.

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  9. Selamaattt Mikan dan Suami untuk ulang tahun pernikahannya. Langgeng, sehat dan bahagia seterusnya yaaa πŸ™‚ Aduuhhh aku suka terharu merinding disko kalo ada cerita-cerita pernikahan gini. Sukaa banget sama fotomu. Kamu nangis yaaa itu pas Suami nyanyi. Mengingatkanku pas nikahan, Suami nyanyi lagu ciptaan sendiri, akunya mewek hahaha.

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  10. Mbak Mikan, baru bacaaa πŸ˜€ Selamat yaaa atas wedding anniversarynya, semoga selalu bahagia menjalani kehidupan bersama suami tercinta.

    Aku ikutan geng ‘penasaran tampak depan pengantin wanita-nya’ hihihihihiii

    Boleh lho mbak foto kawinannya dijadiin post EF Challenge yang OOTD *ngarep XD XD XD

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  11. selamat ya kakakss
    aduhh baru sempet yang nyempetin baca tulisan2 yang diikutin lagi hehe
    tapi itu fotonya kakak lagi nangis yaa?? duhhh dari belakang aja uda cantiks gimana dari depan yaaa?? hehe
    oke i’ll wait fotonya ya kak πŸ™‚

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